Wednesday, 30 March 2011

KO PROPO America Mini-Z Grand Prix III

KO PROPO America is honored to have the Mini-Z Grand Prix III on May 7, 2011 hosted by Inside Line Racing in Cupertino, CA. The location of the event will be held in the Cupertino Square (Vallco) Mall.

Sign-ups can be found here. Deadline for early entries are March 27, 2010. After this date the cost for entries will increase.
Source/Fonte: KO Propo USA

Mini-Z Masters in Fellbach

Source/Fonte: Kyosho

Mini-Z Logo Sheet by Kyosho Germany

Source/Fonte: Kyosho

Q&A: Jerome Aigo-IN Form

Q: Jerome, you’ve taken 3 victories from the last 3 big races you attended; first in Montpellier where you dominated the final – comfortably taking the win, at Silver Pennes TQ’ing and being handed the win and finally at the weekend you won in Pierrefeu. Whats the secret to your 2011 form?
Jerome Aigoin:
There's no secret, I start this year with the same equipment compare to last year and the latest update , cars, tyres, engines and fuel enables me to go fast from the very first race of 2011.

Q: Over the winter we witnessed a record number of driver moves, your brother switching from Novarossi to the much heralded nVision, you bucked the trend and stayed put with your 2010 package, do you think this ‘stability’ has contributed to your early season success?
Yes, for sure, I was happy with my package and I was confident in the updates we had and we were going to have, so staying with the same people was something that felt natural.

Q: We mentioned you stuck with Novarossi for 2011, together with drivers moving the new brands EFRA have introduced a maximum nitro percentage rule this year, do you see this impacting your results or anyone else’s’ ?
Of course this had an influence on our 2011 performances and being one step ahead of the others. This doesn't change anything for us, we are used to using 25% nitro fuel.

Q: You decided to race Neo11 rather than the 2nd round French nationals, considering you won Rd 1, how do you rate your chances this year?
We have a Joker race ( 1 throwout) : I used it, now we can start the championship as my competitors spend also their joker at this race (Yannick, Savoya & Sartel all failed to make the final). So let's start the championship.

Q: What’s your feeling about the clash of dates of Neo11 and round 2 of the French nats ?
Let's make the story short. There are people whose job is to manage these problems, my role is to attend races and do my best together with my mechanic to be the fastest.

Q: With a hat trick of victories in the last couple of months comes added pressure at bigger races, what are your hopes and expectations for 2011?
Even if I had some nice winning, I miss a title, national or international. This is my goal this year : win some races and get one of the titles I'm pushing for.

Q: Rewind to the Worlds semi final in Pattaya, Thailand last year, you missed out on making the Worlds final by three hundredths of a second in a last lap – last corner battle with Adam Drake, how tough was it to accept and deal with that ? Do you think that result has served to motivate you even more for 2011?
This was very hard, but as you aked at the beginning, this is may be the secret of my speed this year. I know I can fight with the A-main drivers which I worried about before. It's now a motivation, not a scary dream anymore.


Ayrton Senna - The Movie - Online on Youtube!!

Source/Fonte: BernieFOM2011 @ Youtube

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Jerôme/MP9 is on Fire and Wins French Season Opener

Jerôme Aigoin and his Inferno MP9 are hot in France. The man who won the first two major French GPs: Montpellier and SilverPennes, does it again, this time at Pierrefeu for the first round of the French Elite Championship

Jerôme Aigoin e o seu Inferno MP9 estão com tudo na França. Ele que já faturou os dois primeiros e mais prestigiados GPs do ano: Montpellier e SilverPennes, ataca novamente, desta vez em Pierrefeu, na primeira etapa do Campeonato Francês de pilotos de Elite.

Pierrefeu Track

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Kyosho 'EVO' Truggy is coming this summer ?

News has reached us that Kyosho is planning a summer launch for their updated Truggy the 'ST-RR EVO' which should serve as the replacement for the existing 'ST-RR' - much of which is based on the older generation MP777 platform - successful in its own right but replaced by the MP9 buggy a number of years ago. We understand that the ST-RR EVO will have a few changes to bring it up to date, according to sources that includes a few updated parts borrowed from the MP9, a new body, possibly the new threaded shocks seen on the MP9 TKI2 and probably a few more things which we weren't told. Whether that includes some of the new items due on the MP9 WC Edition, we have to wait and see until some official news...

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

David Ronnefalk Practicing

Yeah!... It takes practice and a great car to be good :-)
No wonder he is on the Top!

Source/Fonte: Csixtensson @ Youtube